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Shergold maintains WSU’s refugee commitment

The top public servant in New South Wales refugee resettlement and recently re-installed Western Sydney University chancellor said the 20 per cent federal government cut to universities would not impede his institution’s efforts to give refugees accessible higher education. Professor Peter Shergold, ...

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More funding for human research ethics committees: expert

The National Health and Medical Research Council must lobby government for funding to properly support human medical research ethics committees, an internationally renowned expert has argued. Professor Linda Shields, American Academy of Nursing fellow and Charles Sturt University nursing academic, ...

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Lower HELP repayment threshold to $42,000: Norton

Grattan Institute modelling advocates lowering the HELP loan repayment threshold to $42,000 – calling it an “efficient and fair” solution to curb ballooning debt from unpaid loans. The current threshold stands at $54,126, though the federal Education Department estimates one-fifth ...

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#LetThemStay petition invokes cornerstone of ethics

Leading medical academics and community figures have invoked the ethical principles of health research to condemn asylum seeker treatment on Manus Island and Nauru, in an open letter to the prime minister. The World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki, a ...

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